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Hilario Zapata vs Amado Ursua

Hilario Zapata vs Amado Ursua

Date: 6th February 1982

Venue: Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, Panama

Title: WBC World Light-flyweight Title

Promoted by: Panaprom

Hilario Zapata
( 19 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 108 lbs

Amado Ursua
( 27 - 9 - 0 )
Weight: 107 lbs

Panamanian Hilario Zapata (19-1-0) had made eight successful defences of his WBC world light-flyweight title when he was shockingly knocked out in the 2nd round by Mexican Amado Ursua (27-9-0) in front of Zapata's adoring fans at the Gimnasio Nuevo Panama in Panama City. Referee Ismael Quinones Falu counted the Panamanian out at 2:47 of the round.

Ursua lost the title to Japan's Tadashi Tomori two months later and Zapata then travelled to Kanazawa, Japan to reclaim the belt from Tomori by a split decision points win.

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